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October, 2011

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October 18, 2011  1:36 PM

VMware sees growth in management tools, plans updates



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
management tools man, VMware, VMworld Europe 2011

Site Recovery Manager, vCloud Director and vCenter Operations are seeing strong sales, VMware executives said on the company's earnings call last night. VMware reported total revenue for the third quarter of $942 million, an increase of 32% from a year ago. CFO Mark Peek and...

October 13, 2011  7:27 PM

Flash virtualization all the rage among startups



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
server virtualization market

As the virtualization market matures, functionality that used to live in the underlying infrastructure is steadily being absorbed into virtual machines. One of the hotter areas for emerging companies of late is software that allows agents inside guest VMs to automate the use of host-based Flash...


October 13, 2011  6:49 PM

Network virtualization coming for Hyper-V 3.0



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Hyper-V 3.0, network virtualization

Microsoft let drop a new tidbit of information about Hyper-V 3.0 in a blog post this week.

Hyper-V Network Virtualization: Allows you to keep your own...


October 6, 2011  8:54 PM

Backup and storage problems plague virtual infrastructures



Posted by: AlyssaWood
backup, virtualization storage, VMware

New York -- At his Interop keynote this week, Microsoft’s Robert Wahbe said IT shops in 2011 are running 10.7 million virtual servers, compared to 7.8 million physical servers. Sounds great for virtualization, right? Not so fast. Wahbe also said only 20% of physical servers in data centers are...


October 4, 2011  7:59 PM

Red Hat’s Gluster buy has virtualization possibilities



Posted by: Beth Pariseau

At first glance, Red Hat's acquisition of clustered open-source storage player Gluster seems like a pure storage play, perhaps with a bit of open-source camaraderie mixed in. But before it was bought out, Gluster was positioning itself as a...


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